Have you ever given online dating a try? Tens of millions of people have, and although this has resulted in a lot of happy relationships (and many more mutually satisfying one night stands), it has also, inevitably, produced a few horror stories. Bad Match, which screened at last year's Frightfest, tells the story of two people looking for very different things who collide at a swipe and end up in a very bad place as a result. Director David Chirchirillo uses this construct to talk about men and women's expectations of each other and the extent to which cinema has contributed to them.
It's very much a post-Fatal Attraction film, I suggested when we discussed it last August, and he agreed.
"That was one hundred percent the intention. I pitched it as Fatal Attraction for the smartphone generation.